Method and disposable apparatus for guiding needles with an endocavity medical imaging device

Inactive Publication Date: 2005-04-26
ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS INC
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[0012]It is an advantage of the present invention to achieve improved efficiency in guiding needles.
[0013]The present invention is an apparatus and method for guiding needles, designed to satisfy the aforementioned needs, provide the previously stated objects, include the above-listed features, and achieve the already articulated advantages. The present invention is carried out in a “physician burden-less” manner in a sense that the burden on a physician or other medical professional in guiding needles during the process of insertion into the needle guide, has been greatly reduced. Additionall

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While these needle guides have been used extensively in the past, they do have some drawbacks.
In the past, these needle guides have been substantial in size and in cost.
The substantial nature of the needle guide can often result in the medical professional deciding to retain the needle guide an

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[0022]Now referring to the drawings wherein like numerals refer to like matter throughout, and more specifically referring to FIG. 1, there is shown a needle guide, bracket and medical imaging transceiver system of the present invention generally designated 100. The system 100 includes a medical imaging transceiver 110 which could be any type of imaging system or device, and a transceiver mounting bracket 120, which is coupled to said medical imaging transceiver 110 for the purpose of facilitating coupling with needle guides and other instruments. Medical imaging transceiver 110 is preferably an endocavity transceiver. The term “endocavity” is used herein to refer to an object, apparatus, device, etc. which is sized, shaped and configured for trans-rectal and trans-vaginal use. Mounting bracket 120 can be coupled to medical imaging transceiver 110 in any suitable manner, such as clamps, screws, adhesive, etc. Transceiver / bracket covering sterile sheath (FIG. 2) is disposed about mou...

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Abstract

An apparatus and method for guiding a needle in conjunction with a biopsy using an endocavity medical imaging device, where a non-reusable needle guide, which is relatively inexpensive which grasps the sheathed bracket firm, and holds the same in a set position based upon a protuberance having an intentionally low shear resisting capability.

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Owner ASPEN SURGICAL PRODUCTS INC
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